on time

swimming in rivers
heart shakes, shock of cold water
alive, alive, oh!

~

n.b. For The Broads of the Broads, wild swimmers.

CLP 30/11/2022

on time

bright colour leaves us
after vibrant unfurling
like leaves we tumble

on time

November quiet
between harvest and solstice
colour drains from sky

~

n.b. Yep, one of those days.

CLP 24/11/2022

on Ukraine

winter at window
breath clouds view, power unplugged
panes frosted over

~

n.b. Shadows moving in the shadows. Scorched Earth becomes Frozen Earth. Moscow’s cruelty has no boundaries.

CLP 22/11/2022

on time

blink you miss the move
Mars now leads Moon on circuit
how did that happen?

~

CLP 12/11/2022

on time

yes, I can see red
your colour's now apparent
with age, mystery

~

n.b. Why is this sense of awe at the winter night sky, the cycle of Moon, Mars and other planets, so powerful at this later stage of life?

Here, the Moon rises over Morrison’s. Mars followed soon enough, both chasing the bright ball of Jupiter, with some its own satellites just imaginable.

CLP 09/11/2022

on time

brilliant pinpricks
other worlds as yet unknown
Earth's locked-in syndrome

~

n.b. Alone, or not alone? This is the question. Jupiter and Mars accompanying the Moon on its leisurely stroll.

All be they mere lights, amongst many in the night sky, our fellow travelling planets still inspire awe on an autumn night.

CLP 09/11/2022

on time

scrape of tines on path
rhythm of gardener's rake
gathering gold leaves

~

CLP 07/11/2022

on rain

I hear your falling
hiss, swashing, dripping, splashing
feel you on my skin

~

CLP 06/11/2022

On Time

dark envelops us
collars up, hats pulled down firm
vision fore-shortened

~

n.b. Layout the welcome mat to winter.

CLP 05/11/2022